Particle Accelerators With 10 Times More Energy For The Same Size

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has made a new type of accelerator structure that gives 10 times larger energy gain over the same distance in a regular accelerator. Accelerators can be made 10 times shorter or more powerful. Above – SLAC scientists have invented a copper accelerator structure that could make future X-ray lasers and accelerators …

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Breakthrough to enable computers that are 100 times faster

Following three years of extensive research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have created technology that will enable our computers—and all optic communication devices—to run 100 times faster through terahertz microchips. Until now, two major challenges stood in the way of creating the terahertz microchip: overheating and scalability. However, …

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Higher terahertz frequencies are usable for data transmission which will boost data 100 times over microwaves

An off-the-wall new study by Brown University researchers shows that terahertz frequency data links can bounce around a room without dropping too much data. The results are good news for the feasibility of future terahertz wireless data networks, which have the potential to carry many times more data than current networks. Today’s cellular networks and …

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Transmission of video signals 100 times faster than fastest cellular network

Researchers have demonstrated the transmission of two separate video signals through a terahertz multiplexer at a data rate more than 100 times faster than today’s fastest cellular data networks. Multiplexing, the ability to send multiple signals through a single channel, is a fundamental feature of any voice or data communication system. An international research team …

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Computing exponentially faster using DNA

Researchers from The University of Manchester have shown that it is possible to build a new super-fast form of computer that “grows as it computes”. Professor Ross D King and his team have demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of engineering a nondeterministic universal Turing machine (NUTM), and their research is to be published …

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Does child survival make for smaller family sizes?

Hans Rosling (1948–2017), physician and epidemiologist, famously upturned assumptions widely held by the public and by the development community — assumptions that, thanks to US President Donald Trump, are back in the spotlight. A recurring theme of Rosling’s was that family sizes have been shrinking even though child survival rates have improved. Rosling’s global statistics …

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Researchers devise efficient power converter for internet of things by reducing resting power consumption by 50%

A new design reduces converter’s resting power consumption by 50 percent. he “internet of things” is the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock will soon have sensors that report information directly to networked servers, aiding with maintenance and the coordination of tasks. Those sensors will have to operate at very …

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Nantero raises another $21 million to commercialize nanotube memory

Nantero Inc., the nanotechnology company developing next-generation memory using carbon nanotubes, today announced the closing of an over $21 million financing round. The lead investor in the round was Globespan Capital Partners and also included participation from both new and existing strategic and financial investors. Nantero currently has more than a dozen partners and customers …

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Israel will equip all Merkava 4 tanks and Namer Heavy APCs with Trophy Active Protection Systems

Israel’s Ministry of Defense (IMOD) plans to continue the acquisition of Trophy active protection systems (APS), to equip every new Merkava 4 tank and Namer Heavy Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) with active protection, providing significant additional protection for every tank and APC. Each Trophy system integrates an early warning and battle management radar covering 360 …

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3D-printed permanent magnets outperform conventional versions and enables batteries with complex shapes

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials. Scientists fabricated isotropic, near-net-shape, neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) bonded magnets at DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL using the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine. The …

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